I think any conservative who wonders what a smart populism on the right might look like should read the recent editorial by David Cameron in the Guardian.
Cameron is proposing devolving power to localities, to individuals and away from bureaucrats. He embraces the British equivalent of school choice along with many other concepts involving greater personal choice and responsibility.
Cameron’s advocacy of localism, and decentralization is quite eloquent.
While I obviously have my fair share of differences with Mr. Cameron I think Republicans from every part of the party should observe what he is doing and saying.
Thatcher arrived in Britain before Reagan was elected in America. Perhaps Cameron presages a new style and substance on the right.
Only time will tell.